Art Rotterdam 2019 Van Nellefabriek

For Art Rotterdam 2019 Rutger Brandt Gallery (booth 6) showcases three young and talented artists: Carlos Sagrera (1987, Madrid), Matthias Schaareman (1986, Arnhem) and Robert Barta (1975, Prague).

 All three artists are concerned with space and how it translates into a two- or three-dimensional work. In their formal approach to shape, color and composition they research how the mind can play tricks by ways of memory. Abstractions of consciousness lead to fractured forms either in the paintings by Carlos Sagrera or Matthias Schaaremans’ collages.

Carlos Sagrera works on the basis of an old family photo archive, he combines these images with memories of places he lived or where friends once lived. The realistic details in Sagrera’s work are on an exceptionally high artistic level, but true excitement unfolds when common and recognizable motifs are translated into abstract streaks of color.

Matthias Schaareman is inspired by decorative patterns and shapes that are used in Arabic miniatures and Russian icons. In the flat spaces or vistas in his works, the spacial elements are ordered and played with in a collage-like manner until all the separate parts come together as one.

Robert Barta casts an amused eye on the world through his installations and finds the material for his artistic work in everyday objects or situations-the foundations of his unbridled world. With slight alterations, incongruous combinations, plays on words and shift in meaning, he establishes a strategy of misuse that transforms the nature of familiar objects to reveal their inner essence and the paradoxes and tensions that give them life.

Booth 6 at Art Rotterdam

    Booth 6 at Art Rotterdam

    Booth 6 at Art Rotterdam

      Booth 6 at Art Rotterdam

      Carlos Sagrera

      Storage room III, 2019

      • acrylic on canvas
      • 140 x 190 cm
      Storage room III

      Carlos Sagrera

      Spot, 2019

      • acrylic on canvas
      • 33 x 24 cm
      Spot

      Carlos Sagrera

      Small Bathroom, 2019

      • acrylic on canvas
      • 33 x 24 cm
      Small Bathroom

      Carlos Sagrera

      Comedor, 2017

      • acrylic on canvas
      • 36 x 44 cm
      Comedor

      Robert Barta

      Gate to Paradise, 2019

      • neoclassical door, powder coated steel
      • 187 x 90 x 25cm
      Gate to Paradise

      Matthias Schaareman

      Nr 1815, 2018

      • Gouache op papier
      • 27 x 16 cm
      Nr 1815

      Matthias Schaareman

      Nr 1819, 2018

      • gouache on paper
      • 25 x 20 cm
      Nr 1819

      Matthias Schaareman

      Nr 1820, 2018

      • gouache on paper
      • 31,5 x 21,5 cm
      Nr 1820

      Matthias Schaareman

      Nr 1822, 2018

      • gouache on paper
      • 31 x 21 cm
      Nr 1822

      Matthias Schaareman

      Nr 1824, 2018

      • gouache on paper
      • 25 x 20 cm
      Nr 1824

      Matthias Schaareman

      1816, 2018

      • gouache on paper
      • 33 x 22 cm
      1816

      Matthias Schaareman

      1818, 2018

      • gouache on paper
      • 28 x 17 ,5 cm
      1818

      Matthias Schaareman

      1814, 2018

      • gouache on paper
      • 25 x 19 cm
      1814

      Robert Barta

      Gate to Paradise, 2019

      • neoclassical door, powder coated steel
      • 187 x 90 x 25cm
      Gate to Paradise

      Robert Barta

      100 years, 2019

      • electric motor, lead battery, magnets, beer coaster, classical foldable table
      • 80 x 113 x 50cm
      100 years

      Robert Barta

      100 years detail

        100 years detail

        Robert Barta

        Gate to Paradise & 100 years in the artist's studio

          Gate to Paradise & 100 years in the artist's studio

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